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Commentary

October is full of wonderful surprises

It’s October again, and the earth is aglow. With a radiance only October can know. Crimson, yellow and gold covers all of the trees, And their colors splash wildly with each little breeze. A thousand gold leaves that pell-mell through the glade, Are pursued by a breeze that a shadow ...

Drive of Democrats needs a detour

As I read the OBSERVER on the front page recently was an article headlined, “Introduced bill would phase out gas-powered cars.” Sen. Pete Harckham, a Democrat, who wants this state to join California in phasing out gas-fueled vehicles. California and New York state, which are both run by ...

Current leaders not fixing economy

A good economy is one that uses resources wisely to maximize the welfare of the entire society. An entire society of happy, healthy and financially secure people are like the foundation of a house made of many strong stones. An economy, like a house, built upon this strong foundation is ...

COVID-19 crisis demands more planning, assistance

In this time of COVID-19 we desperately need good leadership. We know that the pandemic is going to get worse with the cold weather. We need to get ready. We need more hospital beds. We need more PPE (personal protective equipment). We need more sanitizer and cleaning supplies. We need to ...

Prioritizing student wellness, resilience

As parents, guardians, and as a community, we know that it takes a village to build healthy and resilient people. Teachers, coaches, pastors, neighbors, family, and friends can influence and shape us in many ways. As we enter this new academic year, we remember that schools have been a safe ...

Colorful memories of autumn past

A dairy and vegetable farm in this rural region was the setting. A colorful autumn season was the time frame back during the Depression years of the 1930s. The scene was a white farm house and dairy barn surrounded by cultivated farm acreage, tucked away in the picturesque rolling Boston hills ...